Some ideas are so simple. I am wondering if this simple idea is one that everyone knew about except me?
It's such an easy thing to do, and saves a lot of space.
It's a "cutting in a bag".
I had never seen this before until this Saturday when I went to the African violet show.
The grower had several cuttings in plastic bags for sale. He said he roots new plants like this all the time.
You put some potting soil in a Ziploc-type baggie, wet it down, add the cutting, seal it up and hang it up some place where it can get some light.
Once you start to see roots on the cutting, it is ready to pot it up into a regular pot.
It seems so simple. I know I'm the last gardener to find out about this.
I've always rooted cuttings this way.
These are the 13 African violet leaf cuttings I started awhile back. I put them in a container or small flat, then put that in a plastic bag.
I can't see the roots, but by tugging a bit on these cuttings, I can tell they are indeed rooting.
Next time, I'm using the 'cutting in a bag' method. It is gardening genius.
I wonder if you can start seeds in a bag like this?
Am I the last to know about this?